Black-shouldered kite 3 / Australian Kite by aaardvaark, via Flickr.  The Australian Black-shouldered Kite is one of two hovering kites with the letter-winged kite being the other. They look very similar and you can only make a definite distinction during flight by checking the underwing.

There are 6 main groups of birds that take prey during the day: ospreys, kites, hawks, eagles, harriers and falcons. This post deals with the first three of that list. I’ve tried to find pho…

Black Shouldered Kite ~ Biskit by Nobbys Photography**

The Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) or Australian Black-shouldered Kite is a small raptor found in open habitat throughout Australia and resembles similar species found in Africa, Eurasia and North America~ Biskit by Nobbys Photography on

Australian Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) Black-shouldered kite in flight.

Australian Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) Black-shouldered kite in flight.

Australian Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) Black-shouldered kite adult.

Australian Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) Black-shouldered kite adult.

Australian Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) Breeding pair of Australian black-shouldered kites mating

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Australian Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) Juvenile Australian black-shouldered kite

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Australian Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) A juvenile on "touch-down"

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Black-Shouldered Kite   a.k.a.  Australian Black-Shouldered Kite,  Elanus axillaris  -  Australia

Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) is a small raptor found in open habitat throughout Australia and resembles similar species found in Africa, Eurasia and North America,.

Australian Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris)  Black-shouldered Kite in flight

Australian Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) Black-shouldered Kite in flight

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